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I love Arsenal FC and I love traveling. I'm going to pursue my two favorite past-times simultaneously.

I am the Gooner On The Road.

When I made the decision to go backpacking for a year, my excitement quickly turned into fear - that one fear that every hardcore football fan thinks when they're about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime - WHERE AM I GOING TO WATCH MY BELOVED ARSENAL?!

At last count (and how do they actually count?) there are 27 million Arsenal fans in the world - obviously the majority of those fans don't live in the UK - as that would equate to about half the population of the country. So, where are they?!

My goal is to watch every Arsenal match of the 2013-14 season with another Gooner, regardless of where I am in the World. That way, I get to travel, and I also get to watch the greatest team the world has ever seen.

The Gooner On The Road expedition will start at the Blind Pig in New York City - home to one of the world's most hospitable Arsenal Supporters Club. From there, I will be soaking in the sights and sounds of some of North America's hot-spots, before heading across the Pacific to Australia, ending the few remaining months of the Premier League season in South-East Asia.

At least that's the plan anyway.

On a more serious note, I am doing all this for a good cause. My mother passed away in February 2013. She suffered from Triple Negative Breast Cancer, the rarest and most ruthless form of Breast Cancer around. I will be asking for fellow Gooners to donate to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation - there's 27 million Arsenal fans worldwide so I'm confident that with a little bit of exposure, we can really make a difference.

I have made it my personal goal (aside from the stupid crazy one mentioned above) to raise 10,000 for the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation. I am depending on Twitter followers (@GoonerOnTheRoad) and blog readers ( to donate whatever they can to this foundation so that we can raise awareness, increase funding and provide a better quality-of-life to sufferers of this disease.

See you on the Road!
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